Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Medieval lure and illuminated manuscript art

Have you noticed the interest in the Medieval Period?  Everything from knights to Tudors to queens and kings, even mystical wizardry and old maps.  Below is my attempt at an illuminated manuscript illumination.  I added some gold gilding, but it doesn't show in the scan.  The Getty Center in west Los Angeles has a running exhibit of manuscript pages, changing the manuscripts and pages displayed every three months or so.  Just don't think about taking a photograph -- I made that mistake and  the guard wasn't just peeved, he acted personally insulted!  What did I know? CLICK ON ART FOR FULL IMAGE

4 comments:

David (yo bro) said...

Very impressive!! It looks like you caught the style very well. I esp. like the upper right with the birds for some reason. As for the guard, maybe he'd have felt better if you'd have taken a pic of him while he was peeved at you. Then a pic of the handcuffs, the jail cell, the lawyer, etc.
:-)

Ellen Shipley said...

Love these Janet. 8-]

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